XIA Automation Server utilises the authentication methods built into Windows Internet Information Services (IIS) and supported web browsers. The following methods are supported:


Windows Integrated Authentication (default)

This authentication method can utilise either NTLM or Kerberos and allows the user to be authenticated automatically without being prompted for a username or password. To enable this for use with the FireFox web browser, please see Using Integrated Authentication with FireFox.


Basic Authentication

This authentication method is useful when hosting XIA Automation Server for external access. Users are prompted for credentials when they access the XIA Automation Server site.


 An SSL certificate should be installed to ensure that the password is encrypted before being sent to the server.


Access Requirements

To access the system users must be a member of the "XIA Automation Server Users" local or domain group.